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Requesting PPE from the Delaware Emergency Medical Services and Preparedness Section

With the on-going spread of COVID-19 across the United States, the State of Delaware and the healthcare systems in our state are seeing an increase in the demand for personal protective equipment (PPE).

The State of Delaware has a limited supply of PPE stored in the Delaware Public Health Warehouse. This stockpile includes N95 respirators, face shields and goggles, surgical masks, and gowns.

The World Health Organization is now recommending the routine use of medical (barrier/surgical) masks for the treatment of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patient. They are recommending N95 respirators be worn only when aerosol-producing procedures are performed. However, it is up to the agency’s infection control designated officer to approve this change in level of PPE.

Policy:

Hospitals and emergency medical services may request PPE from the State of Delaware Emergency Medical Services and Preparedness Section when the following conditions have been met:

  1. Your agency’s stockpile of PPE is running dangerously low, and,
  2. Your agency provides the Office of EMS with documentation from your normal PPE supplier stating that they are unable to supply your needs due to supply chain issues.
  3. Your agency will need to agree to, sign and submit the N95 Acceptance Letter. (download)

Procedure:

  1. Complete the State Health Operations Center (SHOC) Resource Request Form (download), as completely as possible.
  2. Sign the N95 Acceptance Letter. (download)
  3. Provide documentation from your normal PPE supplier stating that they are unable to supply your agency’s need due to supply chain issues.
  4. Scan and email the completed paperwork to OEMS@delaware.gov or fax the completed request form to: 302-223-1330
  5. The request will be forwarded to the warehouse staff for completion.
  6. Requesting agency will be notified when the order has been filled with a pickup location.
  7. Due to the large volume of requests, please allow 7-10 business days for processing.
 
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